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Learn How To Samba
Ballroom Dance Video Instructions
Samba is the national dance of Brazil, some say the spirit and soul of the country. Although in Brazil Samba remains a solo form (danced at street festivals and parades), in other countries it evolved into a partner dance and was standardized as a ballroom dance in 1956. Today it is one of the most common Latin dances.
Ballroom Samba is not as challenging as the Brazilian original. It's a partner dance danced to a music written in 2/4 time, meaning there are two beats in each measure. However, there are three steps in each measure, which means that every two beats has three steps. The count is 1 & 2 (1-and-2). Usually you count 8 beats before resuming the count - 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8.
Samba is a very popular dance, with both the younger and the older generations. So join in, put on your dancing shoes and start sambaing today!